2020 Rudd 'Samantha's Estate' Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville

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Deep and inviting in color, this vintage is alluring in richness and complexity. The nose is greeted with a symphony of dark fruit aromatics, black cherries, and sweet summer plums, accompanied by subtle notes of purple flowers adding an elegant touch. A captivating blend of coffee and warm spices emerge, intertwining with the fruit to create an enticing aromatic expertise. On the palate, the wine unfolds with dynamic layers. The entry of cassis and boysenberries take center stage, offering a burst of rich and luscious fruit. A savory depth to the wine reveals itself, characterized by an iron undertone adding a distinctive complexity which can only come from East Oakville. As the palate unfolds, the mid-palate reveals a surprising fresh plushness and fleshy texture, providing a harmonious balance to the overall structure. Finally, the tannins make a bold statement with lively intensity and grip as the wine builds towards the finish. The persistent energy and nuanced flavors linger, leaving a lasting impression, and show the promising aging potential of this unforgettable wine.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Frederick Ammons
Oak Treatment:
43% new French oak
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
SKU #:
750 ml Bottle


The Wine Independent

Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2020 Samantha's Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep garnet-purple color. Crushed black cherries, black raspberries, and mulberries scents leap from the glass, followed by a profound core of warm cassis, dark chocolate, Indian spices, and menthol with a waft of licorice. The full-bodied palate delivers amazing intensity and brightness with beautiful tension and a grainy texture, featuring loads of black, red and blue fruit layers, finishing long and minerally. It has that red-fruited, earlier harvest vivacity with nicely ripe tannins-delicious!